Teaching Energy Flow in Ecosystems to Secondary Students

Teaching secondary students about energy flow in ecosystems is a crucial part of their ecological journey. Understanding how energy moves through the natural world is essential not only for their academic knowledge but also for cultivating an appreciation of the delicate balance that sustains life on Earth. Let's explore effective…

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5 Environmental Science Activities for Thanksgiving

If you’re looking to combine real-world applications for learning in environmental science with some seasonal science activities for Thanksgiving, then keep reading! Integrating environmental science concepts with Thanksgiving is a creative way to teach students about sustainability, conservation, and gratitude for the Earth's resources.  Here are 5 environmental science activities…

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How To Make Inquiry-Based Learning Part of Your Science Lessons

You have probably heard the term inquiry-based learning at some point in your teaching journey. There has been a significant focus and push on this approach in the last several years. I know there has been a myriad of PD in our local school district about this approach.  But maybe…

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Teaching the Greenhouse Effect to Middle and High School Students

As science teachers, one of our most important tasks is to convey complex scientific concepts in an engaging and accessible manner. Among these, the greenhouse effect stands as a cornerstone of climate science and environmental studies. Explaining it effectively to middle and high school students can be both challenging and…

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Creating Change Through The Fundamentals of Environmental Science

We know that teachers can have a profound effect on students. This includes ways to support and inspire students as they decide on their future goals and set about achieving them. The coursework students complete in any number of classes can be this starting point.  This is why I love…

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Everything You Need To Teach Symbiotic Relationships

Teaching about symbiotic relationships offers students a captivating journey into the hidden workings of nature, unveiling the countless examples of cooperation, dependence, and coexistence that exist around us. By exploring these partnerships, students can gain insights into the complex web of life, the role of each species within their ecosystems,…

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